Project Lead (Police Reforms)

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-government organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth. CHRI is based in New Delhi, India, and has offices in London, UK and Accra, Ghana. Further information can be accessed at CHRI's website (

CHRI’s Police Reforms Programme is currently looking for a Project Lead to lead the implementation of a project to improve police responsiveness to women complainants in Delhi and Mumbai. The position is a fine opportunity for mid-level professionals committed to human rights and access to justice to lead a challenging project that aims to bring changes on the ground at the police station level.

The Project Lead will work in close consultation with the Programme Coordinator, and will be responsible for ensuring the timely and quality delivery of all project outputs. The ideal candidate will combine subject knowledge of criminal law and procedure with meticulous planning, time management, relationship building and timely completion of project commitments to quality. Competence in written and spoken English is essential, and good command over written and spoken Hindi is desirable.

The position will be based in Delhi and involve frequent travel.

Essential Qualifications:

Candidates should have 6-10 years professional work experience, with strong academic qualifications in law, social sciences, human rights, or other security or criminal justice related fields. Candidates must possess good research, writing and editing and oral communications skills in English. Knowledge of Indian criminal law and procedure is essential, as is experience in planning and implementing projects. Candidates must be adaptable and able to work effectively in a challenging environment.

Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels and will be in the range of Rs. 50,000 – 65,000 per month.

Please apply with:

  • 1 page Cover Letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the job
  • Résumé, of no more than 3 pages
  • One writing sample indicative of your research, analysis and writing skills (no more than 4 pages)
  • Contact details of two references, who can vouch for your professional competence

Applications should be sent only by email to CHRI at by 10 July 2016. Applicants are requested to mention in the subject line: Project Lead, Police Reforms. Please ensure that you send all essential documents mentioned above. Candidates selected for the job will be required to produce original certificates for verification of their claim regards educational qualification.